Personal coaching helped me realize that sometimes I respond and react to situations as the little girl in me, rather than the smart, capable, strong woman that I am today. My coach asked me to write a letter to that little girl. Because I’m a writer, I decided to write it as a story instead.… Continue reading The Broken Part
I made it through Thanksgiving dinner without dressing, mac and cheese, or hot buttery rolls. In the past, I piled my plate with turkey and collard greens with a smile. Then, I growled at the carbs that taunted me from the other end of the table. Each year got easier to persevere. This year my… Continue reading Not Today Carbs: Keto Cheat Days Aren’t an Option for Me
Eating has always been a "thing" for me. I've been obsessive about my weight since I was fifteen and broke a hundred pounds on the scale. 104, to be exact. I'll never forget it. That same week my dance instructor told me "You're gaining weight. Watch that." Not sure if I thought I'd live my… Continue reading Eating: It’s Definitely A “Thing”
A few months ago I tried to run an IG ad about how important the keto diet has been for my health and well-being. The ad had pictures of me by the decade from my teens to now. My weight has pretty much been the same outside of those post-pregnancy months when I was desperately… Continue reading Transformation Tuesday: It’s Not Just About the Weight
Photo: Getty Images I got an email yesterday from a young lady who found "My Keto Kitchen" on Amazon. She asked, "Is your blog a Christian blog or a Keto blog? I'm looking for keto tips but it looks like more of a faith blog." My answer was that Shine TYC is a Christian Lifestyle… Continue reading Why Am I on the Keto Diet? Because Jesus.
I attend a church that has a heavy focus on the financial literacy of its members and getting them out of debt. It’s biblical. Getting out of debt helps better position people to be in service to God. Without the burden of debt, you can do more for God with the provision he has given… Continue reading The Statute of Limitations On Your Past Has Expired.
We have this terrible habit of slapping labels on people, things, and experiences. We forget that everything and everyone was created by God and has the ability to give Him glory. Nothing is "bad" in and of itself. A pencil can be used to write a wonderful letter of apology or it can be used… Continue reading Are You A Label Maker?